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Part-time bike mechanic

The Bristol Bike Project is a not-for-profit social enterprise, working with disadvantaged people to get them out on the road on bikes. We are largely self funded by the work our professional mechanics do in our bike shop, refurbishing second hand bikes and repairing bikes for members of the public.

And now, we’re looking for a new part time bike mechanic to join our co-operative.

We are looking for an experienced bike mechanic to refurbish donated bikes for sale to members of the public, alongside occasional servicing and repairs as required. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, so you would be expected to be able to work to a consistently high standard, turning out safe and reliable work in a set timeframe.

We are really focused on providing excellent, friendly customer service. This role will involve customer facing tasks, including advising customers on their bike repairs and fitting for their new bike, along with selling accessories and spares. As a community project, you will also need to be able to deal with enquiries from referral organisations, and work alongside people from a wide range of backgrounds. As co-operative members, staff are encouraged to take an active role in decision making in operational aspects of the project.

We love diversity here at the Bike Project, and would encourage people from any background to apply. Significant commercial experience working as a bike mechanic is essential, as are excellent organisational and communication skills. A detailed role description is available here.

This is a permanent, part time role for between 15 and 22.5 hours a week, including some Saturdays, and the salary is £19,500 p.a, pro-rata. There is scope for increasing these hours to accommodate holiday cover throughout the year.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to repairs@thebristolbikeproject.org. The closing date is 19th May 2017.

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